Explore the small village of Ek Balam, a beautiful traditional Mayan hamlet, and learn the customs of the indigenous community. What's more, you'll get to swim in the emerald green Hubiku Cenote!
Ek Balam Day Trip
Having picked you up from your hotel in Cancún, we'll take the motorway westwards to the interior of the Yucatán peninsula.
We'll make our first stop in the village of Ek Balam, a Mayan community located just a couple of miles away from the ancient Mayan ruins of Ek Balam, and where the old pre-colonial language is still spoken. We'll learn of their customs and traditions, as well as visiting the typical cabins where the locals live and make traditional artisanal products.
After exploring Ek Balam, we'll head to the Hubiku Cenote, an underground cavern with an enormous natural pool of sparkling emerald waters. Here, we'll have time to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cenote while admiring the spectacular jungle landscapes surrounding us.
You're bound to be hungry after all this excitement! Our next stop will be at a local restaurant to indulge in a delicious buffet lunch including numerous hot and cold dishes to choose from. Then, having satisfied our appetities, we'll head to the picturesque town of Valladolid where we'll discover more about the local culture.
From Valladolid, we'll take you back to your hotels in the Cancen area, arriving back at the end of our 12 hour tour.
We'll have lunch betwen 1 pm and 1:30 pm near the Hubiku Cenote. The buffet includes:
- Mixed lettuce
- Cold macaroni salad
- Beetroot, fresh cucumber and tomato
- Various salad dressings (ranch, aurora, olive oil and vinegar)
- Fish ceviche (on Wednesdays and Saturdays only)
- Pickled onions, limes and jalapeños peppers
- Vegetable salad
- Rice pudding, jelly and fruit (watermelon, pineapple, melon, orange)
- White rice and Mexican rice
- Refried beans
- Herb roasted chicken
- Spaghetti in tomato sauce and in butter
- Cochinita Pibil (spicy stewed pork)
- Fried chicken
- Beef meatballs
- Breaded fish
- Steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes
- Bread, tortillas and totopos (tortilla chips)
- Habanero sauce
- Grilled Vegetables
- Quesdaillas with vegetables
- Roasted vegetables
Hotel pick up
This excursion includes pick up from your hotel in Cancun. See the list of hotels with pick up here.
You can also reserve the excursion to Ek Balam from Riviera Maya.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 11 years old||Children under 5 years old|
|English guided tour||
English guided tour
Children between 5 and 11 years oldUS$ 25
Children under 5 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Hubiku Cenote
Entrance to Ek Balam (25 USD per adult, 5 USD per child under 5 years old).
Use of videocamera in Ek Balam (2.50 USD).
Life jacket rental (2 USD).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).